Lebanon, Ohio The Lebanon, Mason & Monroe Railroad (LM&M) is a scenic railroad that operates just north of Cincinnati, Ohio. It offers a series of themed train rides over the course of its operating year and, occasionally, it welcomes a touring steam locomotive onto its tracks.

This past weekend, Jeddo Coal #85 steamed into town, and a pair of vintage Ford Model A coupes followed close behind. We couldn’t miss the opportunity to check out these historic machines and we figured you’d enjoy some pics as well.

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vintage 85 tank steam engine on railroad track
Jeddo Coal #85 is maintained by Gramling Locomotive Works of Indiana, which tours the locomotive all over the country. To save the expense of coal, it’s loaded onto a flatbed for long distance transport between destinations. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
boiler plate on a vintage steam locomotive engine
Built by the Vulcan Iron Works in 1928, the engine stayed in service with the Jeddo Coal Company until the 1960s, when it passed into the hands of a private collector. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
conrail GP-10 on railroad track
Did you know General Motors built locomotives too? This particular GP-10 is actually a rebuilt version of an engine originally assembled by the Electro-Motive Division of GM. General Motors purchased EMD in 1930 and it quickly became one of the country’s major locomotive manufacturers. GM sold off the division in 2005. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
vintage detroit toledo ironton caboose
This Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton caboose is one of the many pieces of rolling stock operated by the LM&M. After bankruptcy early in the 1900s, DT&I was purchased by Henry Ford in 1920 due to its strategic importance to Ford’s automotive manufacturing logistics. DT&I ran successfully under Ford ownership for about a decade before it was sold to the famed Pennsylvania Railroad in 1929. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
an antique ford model a tudor coupe crossing railroad traccks in front of a steam locomotive
We were surprised to see a pair of pristine Ford Model A coupes in attendance. Both cars were invited onto the tracks for a photo op after #85’s run was over. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
vintage tan ford model a 5 window coupe
Made from 1927 to 1931, the Ford Model A is a period-correct complement to the Jeddo Coal #85 0-4-0 tank engine built in 1928. And if you’re into Model As, you should check out Summit Racing’s “Golden A” project video series too. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
vintage railroad station
The line now used by the LM&M was once a major artery in the United States’ early railroad network, and great lengths were taken to preserve several historical stations, depots, and signal shacks along the route. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
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Author: Paul Sakalas

Paul is the editor of OnAllCylinders. When he's not writing, you'll probably find him fixing oil leaks in a Jeep CJ-5 or roof leaks in an old Corvette ragtop. Thanks to a penchant for vintage Honda motorcycles, he spends the rest of his time fiddling with carburetors and cleaning chain lube off his left pant leg.